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heh

[hey] /heɪ/
noun
1.
he2 .

he2

or heh

[hey] /heɪ/
noun
1.
the fifth letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
2.
any of the sounds represented by this letter.
Origin of he2
< Hebrew hēʾ
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  • And there's your third chapter; and your fourth, too, Roy—a dramatic situation, heh?

    Walking Shadows Alfred Noyes
  • Then all the Red Children would cry, "heh," and draw close to the fire.

  • He keeps too much ze glass-eye on ze plate, on ze stamp, heh?

    Blue Goose Frank Lewis Nason
  • His face is as white and smooth as Mimika's shoulders—but there is no powder on it, heh?

    Walking Shadows Alfred Noyes
  • Maciej was about to start off dancing, for he burst out with the 'heh there!'

  • Text was much easier to follow and they couldn't misquote me (heh heh).

    Little Brother Cory Doctorow
  • heh, heh, mighty nigh ast her to marry me one time, but couldn't quite cut it—she's been joshin' me ever since.

    Bat Wing Bowles Dane Coolidge
  • But—so—that wonderfully handsome man, Berrendale, is off—heh?

    Adeline Mowbray Amelia Alderson Opie
  • Then it would not be wrong to shoot them with their own guns, heh?'

    Kim Rudyard Kipling
British Dictionary definitions for heh

heh1

/heɪ/
interjection
1.
an exclamation of surprise or inquiry

heh2

//
interjection
1.
an indication of sly amusement, used esp in electronic communication

he1

/hiː; unstressed /
pronoun (subjective)
1.
refers to a male person or animal: he looks interesting, he's a fine stallion
2.
refers to an indefinite antecedent such as one, whoever, or anybody: everybody can do as he likes in this country
3.
refers to a person or animal of unknown or unspecified sex: a member of the party may vote as he sees fit
noun
4.
  1. a male person or animal
  2. (in combination): he-goat
5.
  1. a children's game in which one player chases the others in an attempt to touch one of them, who then becomes the chaser Compare tag2
  2. the person chasing Compare it1 (sense 7)
Word Origin
Old English hē; related to Old Saxon hie, Old High German her he, Old Slavonic this, Latin cis on this side

he2

/heɪ; Hebrew he/
noun
1.
the fifth letter of the Hebrew alphabet (ה), transliterated as h

he3

/hiː; heɪ/
interjection
1.
an expression of amusement or derision Also he-he!, hee-hee!

He

Chemical symbol
1.
helium

HE

abbreviation
1.
high explosive
2.
His Eminence
3.
His (or Her) Excellency
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Contemporary definitions for heh
interjection

a half laugh offered as a non-negative response or to express surprise

Usage Note

informal

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Word Origin and History for heh

mid-15c., originally an exclamation of emotions such as sorrow or surprise. As the sound of a light laugh, by 1808.

he

pron.

Old English he (see paradigm of Old English third person pronoun below), from Proto-Germanic *hi- (cf. Old Saxon, Old Frisian, Middle Dutch he, hi, Dutch hy, Old High German he), from PIE *ki-, variant of *ko-, the "this, here" (as opposed to "that, there") root (cf. Hittite ki "this," Greek ekeinos "that person," Old Church Slavonic si, Lithuanian šis "this"), and thus the source of the third person pronouns in Old English. The feminine, hio, was replaced in early Middle English by forms from other stems (see she), while the h- wore off Old English neuter hit to make modern it. The Proto-Germanic root also is the source of the first element in German heute "today," literally "the day" (cf. Old English heodæg).

case SINGULAR - - PLURAL
- masc. neut. fem. (all genders)
nom. he hit heo, hio hie, hi
acc. hine hit hie, hi hie, hi
gen. his his hire hira, heora
dat. him him hire him, heom

Pleonastic use with the noun ("Mistah Kurtz, he dead") is attested from late Old English. With animal words, meaning "male" (he-goat, etc.) from c.1300.

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heh in Medicine

He
The symbol for the element helium.

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heh in Science
He  
The symbol for helium.
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Slang definitions & phrases for heh

heh

interjection

A half laugh offered as a nonnegative response or to express surprise: He said he'd call, heh

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Related Abbreviations for heh

he

Hebrew

He

helium

HE

1.
Her (or His) Excellency
2.
high explosive
3.
His (or Her) Eminence
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